University of Detroit Mercy offers a variety of summer programs that allow participants to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the most current methods of innovation with fun, hands-on, and engaging activities that will challenge and delight young minds for a summer filled with vision and imagination!
Summer programs at University of Detroit Mercy are offered for students in grades 4-12 and include the following:
The STAR program is a three-week nonresidential program for middle school students held during the month of July. Program participants learn about engineering, science, programming and math using two different robotics platforms: LEGO NXT Mindstorms and the VEX Robotics System. Participants learn how to design, build and program their robots for a competition on the final day. This three-week commuter program introduces students currently in grades 7 through 9 to the exciting world of engineering, science and robotics. STAR participants will build and program robots while mastering robotic control systems, circuits and sensors. Website
TRANSIT is a two-week summer commuter camp for high school students, currently in the 9th-12th grades, who want to learn about the world of transportation, a field of study within Civil Engineering. The TRANSIT camp is made up of labs and discussions led by University professors and high school science teachers, presentations by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Ford Motor Company and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and activities from MDOT's TRAC program. Website
This innovative one-week commuter camp is held June 23-27. It is for students currently enrolled in 9th-12th grades who are interested in gaining exposure to the world of Architecture. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of architecture, design and engineering through a variety of hands-on projects while working within a university studio environment. Website.
This two week summer enrichment session introduces students to the latest design and collaborative software tools employed world-wide to design, test, and manufacture complex systems in a distributed environment. This is a unique program for students with a genuine interest in pursuing engineering or related fields. During the first week students will be instructed on the use of the DS V6 software. In the second week participants will collaborate in teams on designs focusing on renewable energy, robotics, automobiles, and other projects. Participants at University of Detroit Mercy will design collaboratively with a parallel camp at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The UNITE ACT PREP BOOT Camp program is a three-week nonresidential program for high school students designed to resemble a university freshman engineering curriculum. The goal is to introduce students to the subjects and skills necessary to succeed as an engineering student. Classes involve hands-on activities emphasizing teamwork.
June 23- June 27, 2014
Camp Infinity is a weeklong summer technology camp for girls aged 9 to 13 years old that introduces technology as fun and fulfilling and inspires the pursuit of technology education.
Program and Applications Information
- August 3, 2013
Detroit camp aims to keep spark of girls' interest in science, math alive
The Detroit News
- August 1, 2013
Girls attend Summer Technology Camp in Detroit